22 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

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22 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Bus:  18​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

8
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site), Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, wander the streets of Dumbo, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

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Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cape Town to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Dumbo, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Ponquogue Beach
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4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
National Gallery of Art and National Museum of African American History and Culture will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and James Madison's Montpelier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Glassworks Gallery (in Sperryville). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, James Madison's Montpelier, Glassworks Gallery, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

7
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
For shopping fun, head to Dolphin Mall or Bayside Marketplace. Visit Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Surfside Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Beach Park & Las Olas Beach) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, kick back and relax at South Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get much hotter in Miami: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Anhinga Trail, Surfside Beach
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Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©